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June 12, 2007

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and Curtin

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Hetel was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of the following as Constables to expire June 2008.

  • Ronald E Bertheim 9-C
  • Philip Cleversey 9-D
  • David E Hall 9-E
  • James W Humphries II 9-F
  • Charles Massa 9-G
  • Paul Minsky 9-H
  • Steven Ring 9-I
  • Gerald Sewell 9-J

PLACED ON FILE

PETITIONS

Applications for license renewals were received from the following:

Susan Young 9 Farmington av 1 Livery“Suburban Shuttle” Only

On motion of Councillor Hall to grant pending payment of any fees owed to the City, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED 66-C

Jennifer Meserve 234 Water st 4 Limousines
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 66-D

Petition was received from Attorney James Waldron representing Ronald L Auclair requesting to Amend City Zoning Ordinance, Chpt 255-8; that Property on West Lowell av be changed from RM (Residence Medium) to IP (Industrial Park); Assessor’s Map 581, Block 1, Lot 4.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD & VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD AUGUST 14 2007 69

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of May.
PLACED ON FILE 4-F

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following license application, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Application was reintroduced for Document 33-B, special license to sell alcoholic beverages at the Haverhill Stadium from Dream Weaver Music Festival. Said license was granted by Council May 15th and VETOED by Mayor May 24th.
PLACED ON FILE and GRANTED as per May 15th

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following license application, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED 33-B

Application was received from Grace Marcoux for a special license to sell alcoholic beverages at Winnekenni Castle June 21st, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-E

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking sign at 23 Arch av.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-S

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a street light on Lily Pond rd.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR 49-T

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 25, a petition from WBC Extrusion requesting the Street Acceptance of Fondi rd.

On motion of Councillor Hall to postpone to September 11 2007 the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 11 2007 25


Hearing was held on Document 47, an application for a Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron representing Richard Early, Trustee of D & D Realty Trust, requesting to build a three-unit multifamily dwelling on Washington st to be sold as condos. With Attorney Waldron appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be amended by including the proposed conditions and stipulations in the Planning Director’s letter to the City Council on June 1 2007, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 8, Abstain,-Councillor Ryan 1, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED AS AMENDED WITH CONDITIONS 47

Hearing was held on Document 56, a communication from the Building Inspector to demolish the building at 40 Mechanic st. With Richard Osborne appearing in favor and Dennis Getz
appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed. On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be amended as follows: “In line eight after the words“within 30 days,” add the “Building Inspector shall bring this order back to the City Council for a reconfirmation vote to allow” and strike after the word “agent” in line nine “is authorized”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Hall and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED AS AMENDED(to come back July 10 2007) 56

Hearing was held on Document 56-B a communication from the Building Inspector to demolish the building at 426 Water st. With Richard Osborn appearing in favor and no one in opposition
the hearing was closed.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 56-B

Hearing was held on Document 56-C a communication from the Building Inspector to demolish the building at 91 South Williams st. Richard Osborne appeared in favor and Greg and Rose Keefe appeared in opposition. On the question to postpone the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and POSTPONED to JULY 24 2007 56-C

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 13-F ORDERED: That the sum of $15,100 be appropriated from Salary Reserve and transferred to the following accounts in the amounts stated by each:

  • Mayor Salary $5,500
  • Law Salary $1,000
  • Human Resources Salary $2,500
  • City Clerk Precinct Officers $6,100

On motion of Councillor Hall to transfer $5,500 to Mayor Salary, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and Curtin 6, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Daly O’Brien and President Hart 3, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED 13-F

Document 25-B ORDERED: Order to accept Fondi rd as a Public Way (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 25-B

Document 29-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
DELETE ANY existing ordinance in Washington sq from Elliott pl to Bus Stop, South side – Limited Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-E

Document 29-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
DELETE existing ordinance in Washington sq along entire pedestrian mall, North side – Limited Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-F

Document 29-G MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
ADD Ordinance in front of No 2 and No 12 Washington sq, Six 15-Minute Limited Parking Spaces
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-G

Document 29-H MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
ADD ordinance in Washington sq along entire pedestrian mall, North side
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-H

Meeting adjourned at 9:16 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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